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Colorado Livin’

Snowed Out at Snow Mountain Ranch

[photopress:snowmountainfamilysm.jpg,full,pp_image]Hands down, my favorite Colorado getaway is YMCA of the Rockies. I have been to the Estes Park Center once in the summer and we recently went on our third getaway to Snow Mountain Ranch in the wintertime. It is tough to qualify why I love YMCA of the Rockies so much. The cabins and […]

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Colorado Children's Consignment Sale Schedule!

Editor’s Note: The children’s consignment sale schedule has been revised. For the updated version, please go here. There are three things I love about living in Colorado: 1) The mountains 2) Grandparents who willingly babysit 3) Children’s consignment sales every spring and fall Obviously, my love for these sales runneth deep and the spring sale […]

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Men in tights and the women who watch them

When Nini, my sister-in-law, and I stepped off the elevator and into the crowd at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, we didn’t know which way to go. We had just left my car on the eighth floor roof of the parking garage. The fact I had to drive up the equivalent of the […]

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Hernias, Abstinence and Guardian Angels on the Move

Last weekend, my husband Jamie helped his brother move to Utah. It allegedly went smoothly. Well, if you can count the U-haul’s brakes catching on fire going smoothly. Jamie called it a minor inconvenience. It is a drive we did many times while we were dating. I lived in Salt Lake City while he called […]

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Stock

Yesterday was Cowboy Day at my boys’ school, in honor of the National Western Stock Show, which has been held in Denver for over a century. If you aren’t from the west, you might hear the words “stock show” and picture shares of Apple and Google framed for cooing admiration. “Stock” is actually an all-encompasing […]

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Avalanche Ranch: A Cut of Crystal River Valley Heaven - Part II

Editor’s note: This family travel feature will not make any sense unless you first read Part I. Plus, who would want to miss the memorable details of our sleepless night and a sordid discourse on kissing cousins. As an adventure-travel writer, I was always traveling…and adventuring. If I wasn’t backpacking, I was skiing, hiking, canyoneering […]

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"Country Roads" to Evergreen Lake

Our normally tight-knit neighborhood has gone into hibernation this winter. In an attempt to rally the troops, I sent an email inviting them to come skating at Evergreen Lake on Saturday. No one could come but I was saddened that half of them did not even bother to respond. They could have just dropped me […]

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National Western Stock Show Tickets Giveaway

Congratulations to Sara Lily, winner of our Proctor and Gamble giveaway! I have never been to the National Western Stock Show due to The Plague that consumes me every January. But this year will be different. Not only am I plague-free but little did I know my reoccurring illness has left me bereft of a […]

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